Media comments on chess

Discuss anything you like about chess related matters in this forum.
John McKenna
Posts: 3632
Joined: Tue May 17, 2011 2:02 pm

Re: Media comments on chess

Post by John McKenna » Sat Jan 25, 2014 1:18 am

On the conflict in Syria "... the 3rd chess game between Iran and Saudi Arabia... " A Mr Picot (!?) on The World Tonight BBC Radio 4 Friday. (A relation of the French diplomat responsible for the historic Sykes-Picot Agreement?!)
To find a for(u)m that accommodates the mess, that is the task of the artist now. (Samuel Beckett)

Stewart Reuben
Posts: 3943
Joined: Tue Apr 03, 2007 11:04 pm
Location: writer

Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Stewart Reuben » Sun Jan 26, 2014 12:15 pm

Sunday Times 26 January. Page 6.

A very substantial article on the FIDE Presidential election and also Andrew Paulson's involvement with Kirsan.

Jonathan Bryant
Posts: 3136
Joined: Sun May 11, 2008 3:54 pm

Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Jonathan Bryant » Sun Jan 26, 2014 8:01 pm

Quite a change from November 6th in this very thread when the news was, "Andrew giving a good interview"

http://www.ecforum.org.uk/viewtopic.php ... 12#p126942

PeterTurland
Posts: 541
Joined: Sat Dec 01, 2007 10:03 pm
Location: Leicester
Contact:

Re: Media comments on chess

Post by PeterTurland » Sun Jan 26, 2014 8:16 pm

Jonathan Bryant wrote:Quite a change from November 6th in this very thread when the news was, "Andrew giving a good interview"

http://www.ecforum.org.uk/viewtopic.php ... 12#p126942

PeterTurland
Posts: 541
Joined: Sat Dec 01, 2007 10:03 pm
Location: Leicester
Contact:

Re: Media comments on chess

Post by PeterTurland » Sun Jan 26, 2014 9:14 pm

Stewart Reuben wrote:That is s superlative non sequitur. Congratulations PeterTurland.
Sorry Stewart, I'm spectularly uneducated, in not understanding what a 'non sequitur' is, perhaps it is something to do with money?

Stewart Reuben
Posts: 3943
Joined: Tue Apr 03, 2007 11:04 pm
Location: writer

Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Stewart Reuben » Sun Jan 26, 2014 9:56 pm

Chambers definition
non sequitur noun (abbreviation non seq.) 1 an illogical step in an argument. 2 logic a conclusion that does not follow from the premises.
ETYMOLOGY: 16c: Latin, literally 'it does not follow'.

Peter T, I am not spectacularly well-educated. But there are aids these days.
Your comment was a form of 'knight move thinking'.

PeterTurland
Posts: 541
Joined: Sat Dec 01, 2007 10:03 pm
Location: Leicester
Contact:

Re: Media comments on chess

Post by PeterTurland » Sun Jan 26, 2014 10:00 pm

Stewart Reuben wrote:Chambers definition
non sequitur noun (abbreviation non seq.) 1 an illogical step in an argument. 2 logic a conclusion that does not follow from the premises.
ETYMOLOGY: 16c: Latin, literally 'it does not follow'.

Peter T, I am not spectacularly well-educated. But there are aids these days.
Your comment was a form of 'knight move thinking'.
I will reply tomorrow, after a nights kip, good night mate :)

Kevin Thurlow
Posts: 2881
Joined: Wed Apr 30, 2008 12:28 pm

Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Mon Jan 27, 2014 8:19 am

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... rlsen.html

I'm not sure he'll appreciate the comparison with Justin Bieber.

Mick Norris
Posts: 7406
Joined: Tue Apr 17, 2007 10:12 am
Location: Bolton, Greater Manchester
Contact:

Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Mick Norris » Mon Jan 27, 2014 9:45 am

Any postings on here represent my personal views and should not be taken as representative of the Manchester Chess Federation www.manchesterchess.co.uk

Matthew Turner
Posts: 2694
Joined: Fri May 16, 2008 11:54 am

Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Matthew Turner » Mon Jan 27, 2014 10:11 am

I think I heard Larry Page rang Demis up a couple of years ago wanting to his company, but Demis turned him down. Obviously this time the price was right.

Mike Gunn
Posts: 676
Joined: Wed Apr 11, 2007 4:45 pm

Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Mike Gunn » Mon Jan 27, 2014 10:29 am

In the world's longest running soap opera (The Archers, BBC Radio 4) last week a character who is as old as the soap, Tony Archer (62) relived the trauma of receiving a chess set as a Christmas present (instead of the desired model racing car) when he was 10 years old. "I didn't want to play chess!" blubbed the pathetic Tony.

User avatar
Christopher Kreuzer
Posts: 7252
Joined: Fri Aug 06, 2010 2:34 am
Location: London

Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Mon Jan 27, 2014 10:36 am

Today's Metro has a mention of chess in the cartoon strip 'Nemi'.

Richard James
Posts: 956
Joined: Tue Apr 17, 2007 7:34 pm
Location: Twickenham
Contact:

Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Richard James » Mon Jan 27, 2014 10:43 am

Mike Gunn wrote:In the world's longest running soap opera (The Archers, BBC Radio 4) last week a character who is as old as the soap, Tony Archer (62) relived the trauma of receiving a chess set as a Christmas present (instead of the desired model racing car) when he was 10 years old. "I didn't want to play chess!" blubbed the pathetic Tony.
I'm a year older than Tony Archer, and also received a chess set as a Christmas present when I was 10 years old. I didn't know that I wanted to play chess!

User avatar
JustinHorton
Posts: 6255
Joined: Mon Aug 04, 2008 10:06 am
Location: Somewhere you're not

Re: Media comments on chess

Post by JustinHorton » Mon Jan 27, 2014 11:18 am

I thought the world's longest-running soap opera involved chess federations in the North-West.
"Do you play chess?"
"Yes, but I prefer a game with a better chance of cheating."

lostontime.blogspot.com

Neil Graham
Posts: 1240
Joined: Thu Apr 12, 2007 8:36 pm

Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Neil Graham » Mon Jan 27, 2014 3:37 pm

Mike Gunn wrote:In the world's longest running soap opera (The Archers, BBC Radio 4) last week a character who is as old as the soap, Tony Archer (62) relived the trauma of receiving a chess set as a Christmas present (instead of the desired model racing car) when he was 10 years old. "I didn't want to play chess!" blubbed the pathetic Tony.
This probably explains why the actor who has played Tony Archer for the last 40 years has suddenly been replaced - after all what credence is there to a soap that killed off a major character called Mark Hebden?

Post Reply